Huynh Phuong Dong was also know as Huynh Cong Nhan (many revolutionaries, including Ho Chi Minh, used various names for security reasons). He was born in 1925 in Saigon, but his childhood was spent mostly in Soc Trang Province in the southern Delta region.
Huynh Phong Dong studied for about 5 years at the ?Gia Dinh Painting School? in the south during the years of 1940 ? 1945. The day he graduated from his school is also the day he participated in ?Cuoc cach mang mua thu nam 1945? (?The Autumn Resistance in 1945?). Altogether Huynh Phuong Dong was a soldier for 9 years, including serving in the tough Rung Sac campaign.
As an artist Huynh Phong Dong served as a live witness to two devastating wars in Vietnam. His life and his career have been recorded in various books.
Poster by Huynh Phuong Dong: